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#1 river157

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:24 AM

I went to the eclipse and put a Meade 3.3 along with a Celesrton 6.6 focal reducer on a well tuned 8" Meade SCT with a GoPro Hero 2 to make this 2 minute time lapse:

https://vimeo.com/231343887

 

Super Cool!

CRANK IT UP!


Edited by river157, 03 October 2017 - 02:36 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:42 AM

You got the technique down for the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse:  https://eclipse.gsfc...r08Tgoogle.html



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

CRANK IT UP!

Was not sure what you meant until I started your video smile.gif

What is ironic is that you have selected a song that runs for more than 5 minutes -- that is more than twice the time length of the 2017 Totality smile.gif

I wish Totality lasted as long wink.gif

 

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#4 river157

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:18 PM

Yeah, totality went by very quickly!  We'll get more time in Texas 2024...

Thanks,

Mike



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:56 PM

I went to the eclipse and put a Meade 3.3 along with a Celesrton 6.6 focal reducer on a well tuned 8" Meade SCT with a GoPro Hero 2 to make this 2 minute time lapse:

https://vimeo.com/231343887

 

Super Cool!

CRANK IT UP!

Nice time-lapse video!

 

I'm wondering how you used a GoPro camera with a telescope?

I thought that cameras used with telescopes have the lens removed, but GoPros have a "built-on" lens. How did you attach the GoPro to the telescope? Is that what the focal reducer is for?smile.gif


Edited by vickiestar, 05 October 2017 - 07:07 PM.


#6 river157

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:19 AM

No, I removed the Hero2 Lens and used an adapter with a Bader IR block filter.  The focal reducers were to get a f10 scope to be able to see >0.5 degrees FOV.

-Mike

(Sorry late reply, didn't see it!)



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:01 AM

river, were you set up by the cemetery?  I was just driving north and saw a great place to set up right at the crossroads in the middle of Miller.  Weather was great and had a tremendous view!  A local told us most people were set up down by the cemetery.   As I was already set up I asked if there was a problem and he said no, so I just stayed.  We almost bumped heads.

Clear skies and clean glass,

Mike 




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